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K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Makes First Cargo Delivery

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K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Makes First Cargo Delivery

(Source: US Naval Air Systems Command; issued January 2, 2011)



PATUXTENT RIVER, MD --- A new era in unmanned aviation began earlier this month when Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 operated a K-MAX unmanned helicopter during its historic 90-minute flight, Dec. 17.

K-MAX is the Marine's first unmanned helicopter designed for resupplying troops in remote locations.

During its maiden flight, K-MAX successfully delivered about 3,500 pounds of food and supplies to troops at a forward operating base in Afghanistan without risk to a pilot.

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